San Miguel de Allende Travel Guide: Favourite Eats, Drinks, and Things to Do

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, is a beautiful inland colonial town that rewards those with a sense of curiosity. Because the majority of homes and businesses in the central core are tucked behind tall walls, you definitely need to keep your eyes peeled for hidden gems in courtyards and down narrow hallways. Although most popular with expat retirees, it’s definitely a unique and romantic spot for anyone to come and enjoy. There are endless reasons it made #1 spot on Conde Naste’s 2018 Best Cities in the World, and here are a few of our favourites!

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Sayulita Travel Guide: Best of Food, Drinks, and Fun

Located on the west coast of Mexico just 45 minutes from Puerto Vallarta, this charming surf town has exploded in popularity among North Americans. We can see why.

Big waves. Endless beach. Pom poms. Palm trees. Golf carts. Street tacos. Bright colours. Chill vibe. “Hippy-chic.” Beach vendors. Expensive boutiques. Street flags. Dogs everywhere.

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I Didn’t Become an Investment Banker and Apparently Entrepreneurship Kills my Joy: Reflections at 30

I don’t know what I imagined my 30th birthday would be like. Likely surrounded by heaps of friends and family at some big bash, feeling beautiful in a new dress. Instead, last week, it was Chad, Wayne, and me. They sweetly gifted me flowers, green juice, and cookies (#balance) in bed. I did put on mascara, but wore the same black down vest I've worn every day for a month since arriving in this colder region of Mexico.

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Paradise: Not for the Faint of Heart

We are now nearly six weeks into our trip and time living in our first stop, Sayulita! We’ve grown very fond of this charming surf town, and could picture ourselves here for much longer than our allotted time. I’m inspired and livened by the vibrancy all around me –the tastes, the music, the colour. It’s pure food for the soul. I’m soaking up the warmth of the air and the Mexican people, as well as the easy-going feel of this town.

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Why I Quit my Job and Bought a One-Way Ticket to the Unknown

Something has been stirring within me for quite some time now, craving freedom, expansion, and adventure. It is undoubtedly the ancient part of me, my eternal soul, asking for a significant change in routine and environment in order to grow in the ways it set out to in this lifetime. It wants to fully experience the magic and abundance that is available to all of us if we just have the courage to step outside of what is familiar and fall (with faith) into the great abyss of the unknown.

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Give Yourself a Break and Make Your Best Friend Your Meditation

As many of you know, the fundamental goal of meditation is to keep you focused on the present moment. This way you can be free from regret about the past or anxiety about the future, and you can just BE. Ideally, the people and noise and distractions around you slowly fade away so that you can maintain sole focus on your breath or mantra or whatever else you've decided to make your focal point for the exercise. Easy, right? 

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Ditch the Dating Apps and let the Universe Play Matchmaker

All this talk of flow was fairly hypothetical for me for a long time. I loved the idea, but had yet to have an experience that truly brought it to life for me. That recently changed, I'm excited to report, and the lesson of trusting in the divine timing of the universe instead of trying to force something was made extremely clear for me. Here's my (love!) story...

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Force It or Let It Flow: Life's Constant Challenge

“Let everything flow.” “Be in the groove.” “Follow your bliss.” “Be one with universal flow."

These kinds of phrases appear to be everywhere these days, both in everyday as well as in personal growth and spiritual development conversations. But what do they actually mean?  For those of you who have ever asked yourself that question, today’s blog is my best explanation.

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What I Learned on the Road to Rebellion

To mark the Radiant Rebel’s first birthday, it feels fitting to backtrack a bit and explain where this name came from in the first place and how its meaning has evolved for me. Initially, it was born out of a time when I realized that I wasn’t showing up as my most radiant (i.e. happy and healthy) self, and it reflected the lifestyle changes and re-commitment to myself that was required for me to get back to that place. A lot has happened in my life since then. Now it represents rebellion against the false self, and opening to the reality of my authentic Self.

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How Medical Intuition Actually Works

Your physical body exists in the world of matter, but a subtler aspect of you, woven within and throughout your physical body, moves and interacts on a level of pure energy. In fact, you have a network of 7 energy centers spanning from the top of your head down to the bottom of your toes that service different parts of the body and are known as chakras.

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Changing Lives with a Little Passion and Perseverance

Last year, a few months into my new role of Admissions Associate at my old boarding school, I realized that I was feeling totally disconnected from the study body. There I was, surrounded by hundreds of teenagers, yet my job in administration provided no direct interaction with any them. The students had no institutional reason to be in contact with me, yet I so desired to engage with them.

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The Pleasures of Paying it Forward

I couldn't wait to do my “Pay it Forward” assignment since the moment I learned about it in class in April. After much deliberation I ultimately decided to do my acts of kindness at the local grocery store one recent sunny afternoon. I purchased two bouquets of flowers intended for women and one scratch-and-win ticket for a man. I waited outside with anticipation, eyes glued to the door in order to do a quick assessment of the individuals walking through to determine if they felt right for my offering.

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The Sweetness of Signs from the Universe and Damn Good Ice Cream

Four weekends of my year-long medical intuitive training are used for in-class sessions in Vancouver. It is a time to reconnect with my intimate group of classmates and teachers for a sharing of successes and challenges, learning of new concepts and skills, business planning, and maybe most importantly, reaffirming our sense of solidarity as we embark on this unconventional path together. We talk about spirit guides, after lives, angels, signs from the universe, energetic congestion, past lives, chakras, healing through the power of the mind, manifestation...

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